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Compressor Relay I just replaced my relay, and the fridge works like a charm. (Thanks to reading some solutions on this site) I used the old overload protector after the appliance guy tested it and told me it was fine. The question I have is that when I was puttig the cover back on while the compressor was running, I noticed that the copper that comes out of the compressor was extremely hot to the touch. It hadn't really even been running long. Is that normal? I guess I'm concerned because of the other articles I read about Kenmore refrigerators smoking. Thanks for your help

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Remove toe cover from front of refrgerator and clean the condeser coil, if the condensor coil is block that is the cause for the start relay to have failed

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